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England & Scotland Heritage

Operated by: CostSaver

12 Days from $1,550 per person
Castle Hill, Edinburgh

Countries Visited

England, Scotland

Locations Visited

London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool
  1. Day 1 Arrive London

    Welcome to London. After checking in to your hotel the rest of your day is free to explore this magical city.

    *Local Host is with you during your stay in London. Your Travel Director will join you on Day 3.

    hotel Hilton Olympia
  2. Day 2 London Free Time

    Today is yours to see the sights of London, one of the most fascinating and exciting cities in the world. Perhaps visit Harrods or one of the many incredible museums the city has to offer.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Olympia
  3. Day 3 London – Windsor – Bath – Gloucester

    This morning, meet your Travel Director and traveling companions to board your Costsaver coach and set off from London. Visit Windsor and view the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. In the city of Bath, where two of Jane Austen's novels were set, admire the Georgian architecture and enjoy free time to shop or visit the Roman Baths. Arrive later at your hotel in Gloucester.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Hatton Court
  4. Day 4 Gloucester – Chester – Liverpool

    This morning, travel north to the town of Chester where you view the Roman walls, cathedral and the black and white half-timbered buildings known as ‘The Rows'. Why not join your fellow travelers on an excursion to North Wales to visit the town of Llangollen, home of the International Eisteddfod? Later arrive at your hotel.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Ibis Centre Albert Dock
  5. Day 5 Liverpool – Lake District – Gretna Green – Glasgow

    Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Windermere as you head north to visit the Lake District where the poet, William Wordsworth lived and wrote his most acclaimed poem, ‘Daffodils'. Stop at Gretna Green, where eloping couples married against their parents' wishes. Cross the Southern Uplands to Glasgow, one of Europe's liveliest cities.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Ibis City Centre
  6. Day 6 Glasgow – Scottish Highlands

    See the sights of Glasgow during your orientation tour. Drive north through incredible scenery into the Scottish Highlands and follow the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Drive through Glencoe, Glen of the Weeping on to Fort William, which lies in the shadow of the UK's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Dine tonight at your Highland hotel.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Laggan Gaskmore
  7. Day 7 Scottish Highlands – St. Andrews – Near Edinburgh (Airth)

    Visit picturesque Pitlochry on the banks of the river Tummel. Famous for salmon fishing, a ‘fish ladder' on the dammed river helps the salmon to swim upstream to spawn. Take time to shop, explore, or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, home to the Duke of Atholl. In St. Andrews, where Prince William went to university, stop to take a picture of the 18th green. Known as the home of golf, the game has been played here for over 600 years. Tonight why not attend a lively Scottish banquet with traditional haggis and bagpipes?

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Airth Castle
  8. Day 8 Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

    This morning's sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Georgian New Town, Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Spend free time exploring on your own or join your Travel Director on an Optional Experience to the Royal Yacht Britannia in nearby Leith. During the Festival tickets to the spectacular Edinburgh Tattoo are included.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Airth Castle
  9. Day 9 Edinburgh – York – Bradford

    Cross the Scottish Borders back into England. Drive through Northumberland National Park and view part of Hadrian's Wall. The wall is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is among the most important monuments built by the Romans in Britain. Continue south and arrive in York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. During your orientation, your Travel Director takes you on a walk through the web of quaint, narrow streets and shows you York Minster, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Jurys Inn
  10. Day 10 Bradford – Stratford-upon-Avon – London

    This morning, visit Stratford-upon-Avon, where you have time to see the sights and shop for souvenirs. In your free time, why not visit Shakespeare's Birthplace and Visitor Center for an in-depth look at the great man's life? Say goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an exciting and memorable vacation as you return to London.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Hilton Olympia
  11. Day 11 Depart London

    This morning after breakfast it is time to return home at the end of your vacation. A London Heathrow airport shuttle service is available to purchase. Conditions apply.

    meals Full Breakfast

Meal Summary

12 meals: 10 Full breakfasts, 2 Three-course dinners.

Sightseeing Experiences

  • Windsor View the castle
  • Bath Visit the Georgian spa town
  • Chester View the Tudor architecture and the half-timbered buildings known as the ‘Rows'
  • Lake District Visit this picturesque region
  • Gretna Green See the Blacksmith's shop, a wedding venue since 1754 when eloping couples would exchange their vows over the anvil
  • Glasgow View Glasgow Cathedral and George Square on your orientation tour of Glasgow
  • Loch Lomond See the freshwater lake with the largest surface area in Britain
  • Fort William See the Commando Memorial and Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain. Enjoy a scenic drive through Glencoe, the infamous Glen of the Weeping
  • St. Andrews View the 18th green on St. Andrews Old Course
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes the famous Princes Street, the Royal Mile and views of the new Parliament Building as well as the Castle
  • Hadrian’s Wall View the remains of the Roman wall
  • York View York Minster and stroll along the Shambles. See the city walls
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Visit the town of Shakespeare's Birth and see Anne Hathaway's cottage
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  • Edinburgh Tattoo: This departure includes the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo event.
Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


North Wales Excursion

Our excursion to Wales takes us to Llangollen, the home of the International Music Eisteddfod. Here you’ll see wonderful sights including the River Dee and the Victorian railway station. You’ll also travel through the Valley of the Cross and up to the Horseshoe Pass, to enjoy views of the Welsh hills.
Adult Price: £14


Glasgow City Evening

You'll enjoy a chance to experience a night out in the city of Glasgow. Your Travel Director will take you for an evening of good food, a drink, and undoubtedly interesting conversation.
Adult Price: £37


Private Cruise On Lake Windermere

Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. You’ll see deserted islands, boats and birdlife as you explore the area loved by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth.
Adult Price: £17

Windermere Cruise And Steam Train Ride

A chance to view the glorious scenery of the Lake District as we cruise across England’s largest lake. Then step back in time as we board the steam train for a short journey from Lakeside to Haverthwaite.
Adult Price: £19

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Boat Trip

Discover the wild beauty of the 'Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.' As we cruise across the loch, the skipper will share stories of the area and point out Rob Roy's cave as you relax and savor the stunning scenery.
Adult Price: £15

Scottish Highlands

Highland Farm Experience

Visit a real Highland sheep farm and meet Neil the Shepherd and his border collies. He’ll show you how he uses different whistles to command each dog to carry out different tasks. You’ll also have the opportunity to try your hand at sheep shearing, feeding the pups and discover his training techniques. Weather permitting.
Adult Price: £14


Dinner And Drive To Historic Torphichen

Enjoy a scenic drive to the ancient village of Torphichen, associated with Scottish kings and Knights Templar. At the haunted Torphichen Inn, your arrival will be toasted by our gracious host before enjoying an excellent dinner of local specialties and entertainment.
Adult Price: £46

Scottish Show With Dinner

Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue. You’ll enjoy delicious food and wine, join in the singing and watch a Highland dance or two. There's even a chance to sample Scotland’s national dish—haggis.
Adult Price: £60

Royal Yacht Britannia

You’ll explore this magnificent ship, which has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. Now berthed in Leith, you’ll be welcomed on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences—the former honeymoon sanctuary for four royal couples.
Adult Price: £23

Edinburgh Castle Experience

Dominating the skyline of the city, Edinburgh Castle has been on Castle Rock in one form or another since the 12th century. The site was a royal residence until 1633 and was then used mostly for military purposes. Famous for being the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world, historians have identified 26 sieges in its 1100-year-old history. We’ll also see the Scottish regalia, known as the Honours of Scotland and the National War Museum of Scotland.
Adult Price: £25


Pitlochry. Visit Of Blair Castle

Set in its own grounds against a backdrop of glorious scenery, we'll discover the ancient home of the Dukes of Atholl, home to Europe's last remaining private army. Unique amongst Scottish castles, Blair has hosted royalty from Mary Queen of Scots to Queen Victoria.
Adult Price: £20

Independent Reviews
Jane Fileccia
Travel date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
This tour, of England and Scotland, was perfectly run. The Trafalgar tour guide, Jim Michell, was excellent in every aspect. The tour offered a wide variety of experiences. Leading up to the trip, Randy Fay, was terrific answering my questions and making me feel like I was part of a very special team. This was the experience of a lifetime.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to have been a part of your trip of a lifetime! Thank you so much for choosing us, for being a part of our travel family, and for sharing your experience. It's always wonderful to know that our guests have an amazing time on their vacations, we couldn't ask for more.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Great value for the money.
Susan Fitzgerald
Travel date: Thursday, July 19, 2018
Jacqueline our tour guide was excellent which just enhanced the experience. The tour seemed to really hit the highlights of the countries we visited.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so pleased to hear you had a great trip and that you enjoyed so many highlights of England and Scotland.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
We had a short period of time to tour three countries that we have never been to before. It was very helpful that GET tours knew the best places to visit to make the most of our time.
Deedra Miller
Travel date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
prices were fair , travel representative, Alyssa was always prompt to answer all questions. Everything very well organized. My husband and I enjoyed our England Scotland tour very much.
Quite a few meals included and most of the hotel rooms were very nice
Rebecca Petersen
Travel date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
What a great trip. Everything went well. Our tour guide was good, bus driver did amazing. People on the bus were fun.Hotels were good. I would will recommend Grand European Travel's to everyone.
It was a great price excursions were well planed.
Shannon Tomkie
Travel date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Our agent was helpful and kept us informed. All contact was by phone or email.
The cost saver trip with Trafalgar was not as good as I had hoped it would be. The hotels were very average. The trip was a lot of travel and not much time to actually enjoy the cities we came to see
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry that you were disappointed with your trip and appreciate your honest review.
Friday, October 20, 2017
Michael Lilley
Travel date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Everything about the trip was as advertised. All side exceptions were great with excellent explanations of the areas visited. Active but not overwhelming. We will book again through Grand European.
Looking forward to another trip through Grand European.
Jennifer Weston
Travel date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
This was such a great trip. So much history and beautiful countryside on one trip. We had a fantastic tour guide her name was Anja. She was so accommodating and kind. Would definitely recommend this tour!
This was such a great trip. So much history and beautiful countryside on one trip. We had a fantastic tour guide her name was Anja. She was so accommodating and kind. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Carolyn Mapes
Travel date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
I was most impressed with online responses to any questions I had and there were some. Everyone I spoke to was great! The tour was well planned to keep us busy yet let us have free time. Our guide was really informative, polite and very patient. The diversity of travelers allowed me to find out about other cultures.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your kind words.  We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again very soon.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
I have to admit that shopping is not my thing. I did however enjoy eating in restaurants of my choice. The shopping areas were nice. I did look around every time we had the opportunity but did not purchase gifts. Needless to say, most other people did.
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